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Pixton was very easy to use. It had many special features which were helpful to the teacher, and the interface was easier for students than that of Comic Life. The results -- even simple projects -- were very professional and the students were really proud of their comic strips.

– Ms. McMullin, 7th Grade

Media Specialist in Flemington, New Jersey

Pixton was an excellent tool in my Grade 10 writing course. The ease of evaluation, setting projects, class rubrics, and teacher supervision was amazing. Student projects were creative, informative and students were very much engaged. Great software and a great site for teachers to manage classes and assign projects. Five stars all the way.

– Mr. Tulk, Grade 10 English

Teacher in Deer Lake, Newfoundland

Pixton was a great way for my students to express themselves through their comic strip while also applying their knowledge of writing in French!

– Ms. Goldthorp, 10th Grade French

Teacher in Haddon Heights, New Jersey

I teach a class called Social Communication: a blended classroom of regular education English remediation students combined with kids with autism. We've been working on emotions and correct ways of expressing them via facial gestures and body language. Having my students make comics expressing the appropriate emotions for a scenario was of immense help to the kids. Thanks for a wonderful product.

– Ms. Kingsley, English

Teacher in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Pixton has just worked flawlessly. It's pretty clear that you "get" education. There are so many nice touches that make life easy for teachers.

– Mr. Vogel, ICT / Physics Teacher

Vancouver, British Columbia

It is an incredible product. I have been creating a database of teacher websites and this product really stands out.

– Teachers First

teachersfirst.com

Pixton offered my students a creative and fun way to use their communication skills in Spanish.

– Ms. Engel-Aiello, Grade 12

Teacher in Vancouver, British Columbia

It enabled students who can't draw to present information in a graphic genre. It also enables teachers to create assignments to prevent plagiarism.

– Ms. in't Veld, Teacher-Librarian

Kamloops, British Columbia

Kids really enjoyed working on the comics, even out of school.

– Mr. Riehle, 7th Grade Teacher

Sultan, Washington

This was a great program for my students. They created panels of events leading to the Revolutionary War. They had to illustrate through their panels the relationship each panel had to the war. They loved the creative parts, and were impressed with their final product.

– Ms. Boffoli, 5th Grade English

Teacher in Longmeadhow, Massachusetts

I LOVED Pixton for Schools! My students LOVED it. It was so easy to differentiate for my varying levels of learners. As they worked on projects they were actually having fun, laughing, and learning content – a teacher's dream!

– Liz L., teacher

Manheim, Pennsylvania

It helped me provide a creative outlet for my students so that they could showcase their literary skills in an interesting format.

– Ms. Ballard, 12th Grade

Teacher in Birmingham, Alabama

Pixton for Schools inspired the students to be creative in ways I never thought I'd see. They took difficult concepts and expressed themselves very well.

– Mr. Brecht, 4th Grade Teacher

Groton, New York

A comic has all the grammar and spelling elements of a regular writing assignment. It reinforces all of the State Learning Standards at every single level of your child's education, so it's a really important tool.

– Amy James on CBS News9

Author, Knowledge Essentials series

My students loved working with Pixton! We completed the reading of a graphic novel, and the students were to create a comic from a list of ideas generated from the novel.

– Ms. Gatheridge, 9th Grade

Teacher in Hallock, Minnesota

This "teacher's secret weapon" is worth every penny. Put one of the site's how-to videos on your interactive whiteboard and count the seconds until everyone is hooked.

– Christy Crawford, Technology

Teacher Advisor at Scholastic.com

Awesome site with limitless possibilities! You can have kids do comics to demonstrate understanding in almost any subject... and the kids have fun while doing it! Plan to use it all the time next year.

– Ms. Reeves, 5th Grade

Teacher in Fairbanks, Alaska

I loved being able to have the student create comics for their Spanish class using their vocabulary! They could be creative and funny, and yet meet the criteria set forth in the assignment.

– Ms. White

Spanish Teacher in Adams, Nebraska

Students were able to write and share their writing in a motivating way.

– Mr. Rand, 8th Grade Technology

Teacher in Nevada

I have never seen my students so engaged with a lesson. I was amazed at how much effort and creativity they put into their comics. Normally, their attention span lasts about twenty minutes. With Pixton, my students were focused for days!

– Colleen G., Social Studies

Teacher in Pennsylvania

Pixton was relatively easy to use for my students. I teach a self-contained special education class, and my students really enjoyed showing off to their non-disabled peers. I also liked the submission feature which allowed to be to send feedback straight back to them.

– Ms. Alessi

Teacher in Winder, Georgia,

Many of my students enjoyed having the opportunity to earn "class participation points" by creating comics based on science concepts we've studied throughout the year. Some students created comics to help them process what they were learning in the current unit of study.

– Ms. Abrams, Teacher

Newbury Park, California

The students were highly motivated and carried out activities assigned to them with great interest.

– Mr. Ferrer, Grade 12

Teacher in Massamagrell, Spain

Pixton for Schools gave my students a creative way to utilize their research and a more enjoyable way to document information.

– Ms. Sasscer, Teacher

Owings, Maryland

Pixton is a great tool for educators to help extend the lesson being taught. Students are given the opportunity to improve their creative writing skills through the use of a fun, interactive web 2.0 tool. I have shared this site with the members of my site, Technology Integration in Education.

– Mr. Limperis, Technology Facilitator

Lawrence, New Hampshire

Our comprehensive project was to create our own graphic novel and to send a copy of it to the author that inspired us. We are now able to do that thanks to you folks at Pixton. Thank you so much for allowing us to have you in our classroom. I will be recommending you to my colleagues and students.

– Mr. Geren, 9th Grade English

Teacher in Jasper, Georgia

Extremely useful as part of a New Technology in Science project. Students visited various museums/educational centres, recorded their experiences through video cameras and microphones. These images were them used with Pixton to produce comics.

– Mr. Coles, Education Bradford

Bradford, United Kingdom

We created comics in a safe environment. I loved the ability to create assignments and to share assignments with other teachers and to see what other teachers are doing with Pixton. Love that I can use their ideas in my classes.

– Ms. Szanto, 7th Grade Teacher

Goodland, Kansas

It helped my students to better understand the play we were reading in class.

– Ms. Baran, 11th Grade

Teacher in Mineral, Virginia

Pixton for Schools was a great way for students to practice written dialogue using the Spanish phrases we learned in class. I also loved the feature that allowed me to create a rubric on the site, use it for grading, and have students self-evaluate with the same rubric.

– Ms. Perez, 10th Grade Spanish

Teacher in Haddon Heights, New Jersey

True innovation comes along only once in a blue moon. Pixton has found a way to redefine comics and transform them into both a learning tool and a social community.

– Steven Schneiderman

CoolToolAwards.com

We just completed a Cross-Curricular event about the Olympics. My students represented the country of France, and were able to create fantastic comics to show off the basic French they had learned. It is very user-friendly, and they loved being able to see and comment on each other's work!

– Ms. Butler, Teacher

Clinton, Maryland

My ESL students used this to show humor across languages and cultures. They loved it!

– Ms. Smith, ESL

Teacher in Lakewood, Colorado

Pixton for Schools provided my students the opportunity to apply the concepts and theories learned in sociology because they had to create a comic that illustrated it in a "real-world" scenario.

– Mr. Weedon, 12th Grade Sociology

Teacher in New Cumberland, Pennsylvania

Pixton allowed my students to be fully engaged on the material that I was teaching while simultaneously drawing both their interest and creativity in a very interesting medium!

– Ms. Brown, 7th Grade Technology

Teacher in Mississippi

A mind blowing, game changing and all around awesome web-based comic strip generation tool. Following in the footsteps of Flickr, YouTube and Twitter, Pixton is poised to join the short list of cutting-edge, top-tier and truly innovative social web tools.

– Derek E. Baird

Co-designer of Yahoo! for Teachers

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